My little man has arrived. I had a lovely little boy on March 17th, 2014. We named him Harrison Cole Pryor. Needless to say I am head over heels in love with him.
The last 2 1/2 weeks have been an eye opening experience. As other new mum's will attest to the learning curve is steep and I'm still trying to figure out how the old me and the new me meet and how every day life is meant to be.
When I started this blog 4 years ago it was strictly about design, year by year more of my personal life has crept in. With the arrival of Harrison I'm pretty sure you can expect a whole lot more of me and my life. I have realized that up until now my career has led my life, now my career will still be an important part of my life but now there is a whole other side of life. I'm not sure how I'm going to work them out but hopefully you don't mind following along as I do.
1) My purse collection will be given a break, my new purse is this:
Between a car seat, stroller, blankets and diaper bag I quite literally cannot carry another thing.
That said I expect a cross body style will work. Mom's out there what do you think?
2) I am going to have great arms, those car seats are heavy!
I had no idea how much weight I would be carrying, between a baby, the car seat that really
seems to weigh more than a 10 year old and diaper bag. I am going to have pipes!
3) Eating is now a race - I have learned to eat quickly and efficiently.
Anything that I can pop in my mouth and eat while rocking a baby is on the menu! These are a favourite of mine.
4) That "take a nap when your baby is sleeping" advice is not possible for all of us.
I just couldn't nap. I think I have had two since he was born. People kept telling me to nap which would just stress me out even further! Don't feel bad if this is you too, some of us just can't …
5) Let people help you.
This is a tough one for me. I don't naturally accept help from others. Having Harrison made me say YES. YES - you can bring dinner by, YES - you can hold him while I have a glorious shower, YES - I would love you to hold my screaming baby while I run to the washroom.
6) Plan, plan and plan again.
I thought I was a well organized and highly scheduled person. Having my little guy has made me plan every moment of the day. Getting out the door to pick up my husband at the end of the day requires planning all day to make sure he is clean and fed in time for our departure. Leaving the house requires more wipes, diapers and outfit changes than I had ever imagined.
I have never looked at my watch so much in my life. Good thing I love my watch :)
7) Babies make A LOT of laundry.
People have told me this before but I didn't believe it! My pretty Pehr hamper is at least making it a bit more fun.
I have put pants on, made breakfast and typed an email all with one hand this week.
4 litres of milk, a loaf of bread and a few grapes almost ruined my day. Are there lessons for how to do this? How do you bring a baby and a pram into the grocery store while getting groceries.
P.S I love my buggy it made grocery shopping almost manageable.
Ponytails are totally a-ok, mascara is all the makeup I now need and you can totally dress up sweat pants. I'm relying heavily on lip gloss and accessories!
*The lovely photo of Harrison was taken by Desiree with DV photography. She was so patient and sweet. He was only 4 days old and we were still getting the hang of things.